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0:13:30

Medicare essentials

Dennis P. Sunderman 0.0

More than 50,000 people in the United States depend on Medicare as a foundation for their health care needs. The baby boomer population will increase this number to 100,000 by 2023. Understanding the transition into Medicare as a result of "aging in" or as a part of retirement is confusing for most people. Sunderman covers the basics of Medicare benefits, how and when to enroll, cost and supplemental choices for original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Part D for drugs. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:15:03

Life after regulation in Australia

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP 0.0

Following 20 years of regulation, the financial services profession has experienced significant change. For Vanderwolf and other producers willing to keep looking forward, success is still possible. Vanderwolf details some of the changes he has experienced and how he has adapted and rebuilt his business.

0:18:08

Build trust by doing things your own way

MDRT 0.0

Do you establish trust with clients by talking or listening? Meeting with them at the office or out to lunch? In this episode, MDRT members recognize that advisors have many different styles, and people only trust you if you’re doing something that’s authentic.<br> <br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Maryam Saber Ghafouri <br> Jake S. Ng, ChFC, CLU<br> Zoe B. Ng.<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast.

1:00:18

Best practices for nonqualified deferred compensation

Kirk Wolf, CFA 0.0

The session takes a comprehensive look at nonqualified deferred compensation plans and illuminates best practices in 2018. Wolf will help you develop a greater understanding of the unique benefits and flexibility inherent in NQDC plans, and how to apply those benefits as solutions to issues commonly faced by employers and key employees. Come away with two specific communication strategies to communicate NQDC solutions to your clients and prospects.

0:21:05

Build a meaningful practice with reflection, specialization and collaboration

Randy L. Scritchfield, CFP, LUTCF 0.0

Scritchfield discusses how he uses reflection, specialization and collaboration in managing himself and his business. He gives specific ideas, concepts and tools — such as a tool to measure how well you are managing your business as a business, not just as a salesperson.

0:04:04

3 keys to lasting success

Richard H. Sullenger 5.0

What creates lasting success? Build personal wealth by spending less than you make, participate in a study group and earn credentials, according to 2003 MDRT President Richard Sullenger.

0:14:46

Choosing vs. buying

Sofia Zervoudaki 0.0

Buying any kind of not-obligatory insurance is all about making a choice: to take action or to stand still, to talk about difficult issues or to take care of the easy ones, to use the funds for the "what ifs" or for the "now and heres." Zervoudaki discusses how to accomplish the task of making a client's choices — and their effects — entirely clear because, no matter what, there is always the opportunity cost, and that is specific and measurable. Learn how to prevent the client from choosing nothing over something because they can't see the best alternative.

0:19:05

An unexpected journey

Adelia Chung, CLU, ChFC, and Spencer Dung 0.0

Adelia Chung has been in the financial services business for more than 30 years. She was the first female MDRT President, serving in 2005, and currently is a Top of the Table member. Her son, Spencer Dung, is following in her footsteps, albeit along his own path. He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he received his bachelor’s in economics, and is currently an assistant vice president of Foresters Financial. This dynamic mother-son team has an amazing amount of applicable information to share. They will show you that while times have changed, the fundamentals of the business have remained the same, and there really are basic transferrable principles for success.

0:20:32

Legacy building

Frederick T. Scruggs, CLU, ChFC 0.0

Put yourself in the quarterback role for your clients' business planning process. Scruggs explains the advisor's long-term role in leading, managing, and organizing business success(ion) planning for private and family businesses. The advisor is best suited to manage this process — not the lawyer or banker, and certainly not the business owner. Your experience, current relationships, and access to resources make you the ideal choice for this role that could last for decades. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:04:23

Help your client negotiate a better job offer

Renee Hanson, CFP, CDFA 0.0

Learn ideas how you can help your client negotiate for a better salary or benefits, from Top of the Table qualifier Renee Hanson.

0:54:54

Supercharge your #millennials recruitment

Benjamin Loh 0.0

Benjamin Loh explains strategies to target and communicate with millennials when you want to recruit.

Easy ideas for keeping clients happy

Tristan Hartey 5.0

When clients feel valued, they stay your clients. Try these ideas for offering clients the experience of exceptional service.

0:35:08

MDRT.org: Know more to grow more

Sukanta Singha Roy, CFC, FSS 5.0

Roy explains how members can get the most out of MDRT content, addressing how the website, podcast, Foundation and more can lead to increased productivity and a stronger work/life balance. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:10:48

If not you, who?

Peter Jason Byrne 0.0

Byrne shares how he transitioned from quotes to fees for insurance-only advice and some of the best practice ideas that helped him stop doing free work.

Taking a two-pronged approach to business

Liz DeCarlo 0.0

Ali Hashemian combines financial planning with an in-house brokerage to work with his own clients, and help other advisors work with theirs.

0:06:19

How members globally use technology

Chee Hong “Vincent” Gan; Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC; Hidenori Miki; Hyoun “Pio” Park 0.0

Technology is changing the world. Members from Singapore, Japan and Korea discuss how it’s changing their practice – from how they communicate with clients to how applications are done.